The initial shock of the loss of a loved one is always alarming in spite of for knowledge that the person was about to pass on. Therefore be prepared to be tender and yet object because you will need both to make it with neither denial; nor a complete breaking down.
Acknowledge the loss of the person and allow yourself to grieve. Wherever possible, attend the person's funeral, the process of attending a funeral or burial session provides a window to grieve with others and bid farewell to a beloved.
At times the loss of a beloved can be as shocking experience and immediate grief may come in form of silence and numbness of the loss or it may come through as rivers of tears and pain form the loss or rage and anger. All these modes are signs of serious grief and take time to reflect so that after the initial period of mourning, you may rise up and walk again.
As the initial grieving process gives in the deeper sense of loss and psychological awareness that interaction with the one who has passed on has seized completely, take time to remember who that person was in your life and what they meant to you.
List the things that were great about them and their accomplishments and impact in your life. This will help you look through all the corners of your heart and express and release those things you are going to miss about your beloved therefore allowing fresh wind to visit those parts and help mend the broken pieces through the power of acknowledgment and deliberate expression of tribute to a loved one.
Embrace the impact the positive impact the person had in your life and you have to purposefully forgive them for the things they might have done to hurt you. By for forgiving them you release your self from the bondage of bitterness. Acknowledging their strengths enables one to deliberately decide to live a life that celebrates the one who passed on and honors their greatness, therefore turning grief into greatness.
After the second phase of grieving there may be lingering a sense of loss may cause depression if it is not confronted an objective manner. If the sadness visits, acknowledge the loss and the pain. Grieve for a moment and rise up not to avoid but to overcome grief with something positive.
Helping n some one in need, a charitable work, or just calling a friend or going or for a fun movie or activity is a way of helping one overcome grief with wellness. In your tender days, work on projects and plan your free time with activity so that you do not drown out the goof in you with depression and You beloved who passed on would not want to see you in such a state. So rise up and occupy least the grief occupies you and deters you form living a fruitful life.